Pokémon Go: Evolution Event and Evolution Event Raid Day

Pokemon Go Evolution Eleganza 2019
Pokemon Go Evolution Eleganza 2019 (Image credit: Niantic)

Pokémon Go is hosting an Evolution Event and Evolution Event Raid Day to celebrate Evolution Items and other unique Pokémon evolutions.

What you need to know

  • Beginning December 5, 2019 at 1 PM PST, the Pokémon Go Evolution Eleganza will celebrate unique methods of Evolution.
  • The event will last for one week.
  • On Saturday December 7, there will be three hours of Evolution Event Raids.

Niantic announced today that starting tomorrow it will kick off a week long Evolution themed event in Pokémon Go. The Evolution Eleganza will begin at 1 PM PST on December 5, 2019. During the week, Pokémon that evolve in unique ways will be appearing more often in the wild, in raids, and in Field Research. We can expect to see Pokémon who use evolution items, like Onix and Roselia, Pokémon who have different evolutions based on gender, like Burmy, and Pokémon who have multiple means of evolving, like Eevee, showing up in the wild. Raids will include Lickitung, Scyther, Togetic, and Ralts. Two km Eggs will be more common and will have the chance to hatch Tyrogue, Feebas, Burmy, and Happiny. Event-specific Field Research tasks that reward Evolution items, which can help you evolve certain Pokémon, will also be available. The event will also be the first time Shiny Burmy is available in Pokémon Go.

Midway through the week, there will be three hours of special Raids featuring the original Gen I Starter Pokémon. Charmander, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle will be taking over One Star Raids. Ivysaur, Wartortle, and Charmeleon will be taking over Two Star Raids. And Blastoise, Charizard and Venasaur will be taking over Four Star Raids. In addition, players can receive up to five free Raid Passes from PokéStop spins during the event period. These Raid Passes can only be picked up one at a time and will only be available from 11 AM local time til 2 PM local time.

Other bonuses available during the week will include:

  • Lure Modules will last one hour for the duration of the event.
  • Double XP when evolving Pokémon.
  • Evolution items from raids.

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Casian Holly

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.